The Cadillac Area Community Foundation enhances the quality of life for all members of our community through philanthropy – connecting donor gifts with the needs of our community.
Scholarships & Grant Application Forms
COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATON INCUDES:
CAPS Alumni Association Scholarship
Sue Westhauser Memorial Scholarship
Orma and Kenneth Brodeur Scholarship
Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education Scholarship
Dr. Fredrick Mannion Scholarship – application by invitation of the Senior Class Counselor
Common Scholarship Application – click here
Paul McMullen Track & Field Memorial Scholarship Application – Wexford Missaukee ISD School District High school track and field performance results in the 1600 and/or 800 meter run.
Helen and Harvey Pell Fund for Education Scholarship – is available to current residents of the Wexford-Missaukee ISD area graduating from high school, have graduated from high school, obtained a GED, or college student may apply.
Workman Fund of Hope Scholarship – is available to current residents of the Wexford-Missaukee ISD area graduating from high school and Wexford Missaukee Career Technical Center students within the Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District.
The Fund provides scholarships to eligible students who are attending their first or second year of a certificate program, a two-year or four-year college/university in the State of Michigan.
Kelly Ann Garcia Scholarship for the Performing Arts Application – is available to CAPS Seniors majoring in voice training at an accredited college or university, and/or students entering their junior or senior year attending music camps, academies, or musical tours for vocal music training.
The Ardis/Lueder Northern Lower Michigan Endowed Scholarship Fund, supports a student in a recognized dental program at the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan or the University of Detroit. Preference would be granted to a student who is from Wexford, Missaukee, or Osceola Counties. Qualified students in the post-graduate, fourth, and third-year program.
Send letter of why you have chosen dental school and your transcripts to email@example.com
Deadline: July 15, 2023
The David A. Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund for Civil & Environmental Engineering student at Michigan State University. Any currently enrolled, second year or higher, civil & environmental engineering student at Michigan State University.
Send letter of of why you have chosen Civil & Environmental Engineering and your transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for scholarships is July 15, 2023
2022 Youth Advisory Committee Needs Assessment Results: Click here
Veterans Fund of Wexford and Missaukee Counties accepts applications for Emergency Needs all year long. Click Guidelines and application information or by calling the Foundation offices at 231-775-9911.
Youth Grant Applications are accepted from September through May. Click Guidelines and an application.
CACF Trustee Grant Applications cycle deadlines: February 28, June 30, & October 31. Click Guidelines and application.
Cadillac Area Men’s Giving Circle
Cadillac Area Women’s Giving Circle
You can view all of our Grant Making and Scholarship Deadlines by clicking on the “Deadlines” Tab at the top of this page.
Executive Director’s Blog
The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes.
Becoming a Healthy Community – Changing Culture!
Recently, I participated in a Strategic Planning Session to reduce substance abuse in the Cadillac Area. Opioids, methadone, heroin, and student vaping were the topics. Session participants included personnel from many fields including medical and mental health, law enforcement, judicial, governmental, social services, nonprofit organizations, ministerial, educational, as well as local Jr. High and high school students. Participants were able to coalesce concerns into one short term goal and multiple long term goals. In the short term, the goal is to educate our community about proper drug disposal, the dangers of crystal methamphetamine (meth) and heroin, and educating students about the inherent dangers of vaping. Long term goals are to reduce the availability of illegal drugs, reduce prescription drug abuse, increase access to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) support groups, and add additional work re-entry programs for drug offenders. Read more
Profits Funding Passions ~ Celebrating 30 years of Philanthropy
Thirty one years ago, a small group of community members, who had a vision, met to discuss the possibility of creating a Community Foundation for the greater good of the Cadillac area.
On June 29, 1988, the Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Michigan Department of Commerce, and the first Board of Trustees was formed. On that same date a request for status as a 501 c3 nonprofit was filed with the United States Internal Revenue Service, and the Cadillac Area Community Foundation was officially created!
Almost immediately, the citizens of the community were asked to donate to the Foundation, so that the money could be permanently endowed, and the earnings (PROFITS) from those donations could be reinvested into the community. Read more
The “hub” for all things philanthropic.
The Cadillac Area Community Foundation is a charitable organization that connects people, supports local community programs, awards scholarships, and leads for change in the Cadillac community.
As the “hub” of all things, and in order to be aware of the issues and concerns in our community, we attend Health and Human Services meetings, Veterans Meetings, Health Coalitions, Community Forums, and other community-related programs and events
We are diligently working with non-profit organization’s and donors passions to make an impact on our community. Whether it is assisting local veterans with emergency needs, helping victims of domestic violence find safety, or even expanding opportunities for local students; our vision is to be recognized as a resource for our donors and grantees. We strive to connect donor gifts with the needs of the community. Read more
Story telling – donor impact
Foundations are increasingly asking their donors to tell their story about why they invested funds with their local Foundation. These stories are educating our community members, businesses, organizations, and even our children about giving.
A philanthropic message from a friend, one-to-one, will make more of an impact than a receptionist on the other Read more
We earned our SEAL!
The Cadillac Area Community Foundation has earned our Community Foundations National Standards Seal again for another year. The Community Foundations National Standards Board confirms operational excellence in sex key areas-mission, structure, governance, resource development, stewardship and accountability, grantmaking and community leadership; donor relations; and communications. The accreditation process is rigorous, and undertaking it demonstrates a community foundation’s commitment to accountability and excellence to its donors, its community, policymakers, and the public.
March is Reading Month
Literacy is one of the most fundamental skills necessary for a successful future. Reading plays a critical role in a child’s cognitive growth and development. Data has shown that learning to read at a young age can increase a student’s ability to remember facts, comprehend information and be successful in both school and a career.
In 2013, our local Imagination Library was founded as a collaborative effort between charitable business owners, philanthropic donors, the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School Read more